Know your benefits

September 6, 2018

Dental care

The UFT Welfare Fund provides dental benefits through two programs: the Scheduled Benefit Plan, which provides services through the Welfare Fund panel or a dentist of your choice; and Dentcare, a no-cost dental HMO.


July 5, 2018

Health & Cancer Helpline; Retiree Social Services

Are you or a close family member experiencing difficulty with a medical or a personal issue? The UFT can help with information, support, guidance and social services that are free, confidential and only a phone call away.

June 7, 2018

Using the prescription drug plan this summer

As summer approaches, some of you will be heading out of town or even out of the country. Remember to take care of your maintenance prescription needs before you pack your bags. For emergencies, always carry your Express Scripts prescription ID card.

April 5, 2018

Special coordination of benefits

If you and your spouse or domestic partner are both in-service UFT members, you don’t have to choose one or the other’s benefits — you have the benefit of both when it comes to certain UFT Welfare Fund benefits.

March 1, 2018

Sabbatical leaves

Did you think sabbaticals were just for university professors? Think again! UFT members who are teachers may apply for a sabbatical leave to enhance their teaching skills, restore their health if they are ill or achieve state certification in a shortage area.

February 1, 2018

Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation can provide valuable benefits if you are a paraprofessional, school nurse or occupational or physical therapist and have a work-related injury or occupational illness.

January 4, 2018

Hearing aids

The UFT Welfare Fund, which provides an array of supplemental health benefits to eligible UFT members, provides a hearing aid benefit of $1,000.

March 2, 2017

Short-term disability plan

In-service UFT members have the protection of a short-term disability plan that can provide valuable income when personal illness renders them temporarily unable to work.

February 2, 2017

Maternity and child care leave

Are you pregnant or planning to start a family? You should know that you have the right to take a leave of absence at any time during your pregnancy with medical documentation or during your baby’s first years.

May 15, 2014

Member Assistance Program

At one time or another, we all experience challenges in our personal or professional lives. MAP provides trained, professional counselors who can guide in-service members through short-term counseling, at no cost.

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